Recent Law Review Articles — April 2013

Affordable Care Act

Leonard, Elizabeth Weeks, Susan Scholz and Raquel Meyer Alexander.  Employers united: an empirical analysis of corporate political speech in the wake of the Affordable Care Act.  38 J. Corp. L. 217-257 (2013).

Shapiro, Ilya.  Like Eastwood talking to a chair: the good, the bad, and the ugly of the Obamacare ruling.  17 Tex. Rev. L. & Pol. 1-23 (2012).

Vukadin, Katherine T.  Hope or hype?: why the Affordable Care Act’s new external review rules for denied ERISA healthcare claims need more reform.  60 Buff. L. Rev. 1201-1253 (2012).

Conscience Rights

Bowman, Matthew S. and student Christopher P. Schandevel.  The harmony between professional conscience rights and patients’ right of access.  6 Phoenix L. Rev. 31-62 (2012).


Wagstaff, Brandy L.  Make way for Segways: mobility disabilities, Segways, and public accommodations.  20 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 347-359 (2013).


Johnston, Carl A. and Curtis D. Rooney.  GPOs and the health care supply chain: market-based solutions and real-world recommendations to reduce pricing secrecy and benefit health care providers.  29 J. Contemp. Health L. & Pol’y 72-88 (2012).

Elder Law

Jeremiah, Onyinyechi.  Note. A thin line between inpatient and outpatient: observation status and its impact on the elderly.  20 Geo. J. on Poverty L. & Pol’y 141-159 (2012).

Employment Discrimination

Waters, Jessica L.  Testing Hosanna-Tabor: the implications for pregnancy discrimination claims and employees’ reproductive rights.  9 Stan. J. C.R. & C.L. 47-78 (3013).


Lewis, Browne C.  A graceful exit: redefining terminal to expand the availability of physician-facilitated suicide.  91 Or. L. Rev. 457-493 (2012).


Helland, Eric and Jonathan Klick.  Does anyone get stopped at the gate?  an empirical assessment of the Daubert trilogy in the states.  20 Sup. Ct. Econ. Rev. 1-33 (2012).

Price, Meredith M.  Comment. The proper application of Daubert to expert testimony in class certification.  16 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 1349-1379 (2012).


Boyd, William.  Genealogies at risk: searching for safety, 1930s-1970s.  39 Ecology L.Q. 895-987 (2012).


Johns, A. Frank.  Person-centered planning in guardianship: a little hope for the future.  2012 Utah L. Rev. 1541-1573.

Symposium. Third National Guardianship Summit: Standards of Excellence. Preface by Leslie P. Francis, introduction by Sally Hurme and Erica Wood; articles by Karen E. Boxx, Terry W. Hammond, Robert B. Fleming, Rebecca C. Morgan, Kim Dayton, Naomi Karp, Erica Wood, Linda S. Whitton, Lawrence A. Frolik, A. Frank Johns, Catherine Seal, Spencer Crona, Mary Joy Quinn, Howard S. Krooks, Julia R. Nack, Carolyn L. Dessin and Thomas Swift.  2012 Utah L. Rev. 1155-1690.

Health Care Providers

Hill, Elizabeth.  Recent development. Senate Bill 33 grants protection to emergency room providers…and just about everyone else, too.  91 N.C. L. Rev. 720-744 (2013).

Informed Consent

Gaylord, Scott W. and Thomas J. Molony.  Casey and a woman’s right to know: ultrasounds, informed consent, and the First Amendment,  45 Conn. L. Rev. 595-652 (2012).


Casey, Meghan C.  Note. In whose hands are we placing children’s health?: an examination of “medical necessity” for Medicaid’s EPSDT provision.  29 J. Contemp. Health L. & Pol’y 89-116 (2012).

Medical Ethics

Dayton, Kim.  Standards for health care decision-making: legal and practical considerations.  2012 Utah L. Rev. 1329-1444.


Mulder-Westrate, Kelli M.  Note. Waiting for the justice league: motivating child welfare agencies to save children.  88 Notre Dame L. Rev. 523-555 (2012).

Norton, Ashley A.  Note. The captive mind: antipsychotics as chemical restraint in juvenile detention.  29 J. Contemp. Health L. & Pol’y 152-182 (2012).

Organ Donations

Robertson, John A.  Paid organ donations and the constitutionality of the National Organ Transplant Act.  40 Hastings Const. L.Q. 221-275 (2013).


Byrnes, Chris R.  Note. Patenting life: TRIPS Article 27 & Bolivia’s proposal to ban the patenting of all life forms.  24 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 245-265 (2012).

Tang, Wanli (Lily).  Note. Revitalizing the patent system to incentivize pharmaceutical innovation: the potential of claims with means-plus-function clauses.  62 Duke L.J. 1069-1108 (2013).

Patient Privacy

Kimel, Catherine W.  Note. DNA profiles, computer searches, and the Fourth Amendment.  62 Duke L.J. 933-973 (2013).


Drugs & Money. Foreword by Jesse A. Goldner; articles by Robert I. Field, Jeremy Sugarman, M.D., Kathleen M. Boozang and Marc A. Rodwin.  6 St. Louis U. J. Health L. & Pol’y 1-165 (2012).

Kanter, Jason and Robin Feldman.  Understanding and incentivizing biosimilars.  64 Hastings L.J. 57-81 (2012).

Liu, Chenglin.  Leaving the FDA behind: pharmaceutical outsourcing and drug safety.  48 Tex. Int’l L.J. 1-32 (2012).

Okada, Seiko F.  Recent development. In re K-Dur Antitrust Litigation: pharmaceutical reverse payment settlements go beyond the “scope of the patent.”  (In re K-Dur Antitrust Litigation, 686 F.3d 197, 2012.)  14 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 303-340 (2012).

Steele, Danielle L.  Comment. The “duty of sameness” as a shield—generic drug manufacturers’ tort liability and the need for label independence after …  (PLIVA, Inc. v. Mensing, 131 S. Ct. 2567, 2011.)  43 Seton Hall L. Rev. 441-490 (2013).

Public Health

Onzivu, William.  The long road to integrating public health into sustainable development of shared freshwaters in international environmental law: lessons from Lake Victoria in East Africa.  46 Int’l Law. 867-892 (2012).


Nirenberg, Sarah.  Note. The resurgence of secularism: hostility towards religion in the United States and France.  5 Wash. U. Jur. Rev. 131-161 (2012).

Weil, Michael J.  Note. The friendly separation of church and state and bans on male circumcision.  45 Conn. L. Rev. 695-742 (2012).

Research Ethics

Mullins-Owens, Heather L., Macey L. Henderson and Jason Henderson.  Protecting a vulnerable population with little regulatory framework: a comparative analysis of international guidelines for pediatric research ethics.  29 J. Contemp. Health L. & Pol’y 36-71 (2012).

Treadaway, Lauren.  Note. Big pharma’s heart of darkness: the Alien Tort Statute and preventing clinical trial colonialism.  43 Geo. J. Int’l L. 1419-1456 (2012).


Myers, Donald B. Jr. and Paul A. Locke.  Modernizing U.S. chemicals laws: how the application of twenty-first century toxicology can help drive legal reform.  20 N.Y.U. Envtl. L.J. 35-98 (2012).


Cucurullo, Regina T.  The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): comparing policies and suggesting changes.  8 J. Food L. & Pol’y 257-279 (2012).

Workers’ Compensation

Bent, Jason R.  An incentive-based approach to regulating workplace chemicals.  73 Ohio St. L.J. 1389-1455 (2012).

Brown, Matthew K.  Note. How exclusive is the workers’ compensation exclusive remedy? 2010 amendments to Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Statute shoot down …  (Parret v. UNICCO Serv. Co., 127 P.3d 572, 2005, superseded by statute, 2010 Okla. Sess. Laws 2032-33.)  65 Okla. L. Rev. 75-131 (2012).

Wagner, Gerhard.  Tort, social security, and no-fault schemes: lessons from real-world experiments.  23 Duke J. Comp. & Int’l L. 1-61 (2012).

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